Expat Ad Agency Crams English Cottage Inside Its Office

Take a quick look around the offices of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and you might think you missed your plane to Shanghai. Rooms ripped straight from a meticulous English household offer a respite for the homesick, and commentary on Shanghai's boom.

Expat Ad Agency Crams English Cottage Inside Its Office

BBH hopes the cottage cross-section will serve as a "catalyst for social commentary," though at the very least it will add a visually daring juxtaposition to the rest of the office environs.

Expat Ad Agency Crams English Cottage Inside Its Office

The partial-completion motif extends beyond the sliced rooms, as seen in exposed pipes along the walls, unfinished floors, and swaths of particleboard.

Expat Ad Agency Crams English Cottage Inside Its Office

The result is a captivating balance between the raw and the refined—and what must be (at first) a somewhat distracting place to sit down and try to work. [CoDesign]